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Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 05-19-10 16:14 EST (US)         
Official Stronghold 3 Site

Release Date: October 25th

Stronghold 3 News
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I thought it would be good to have a thread that follows Stronghold 3 and posts all news, interviews, and new screenshots for the benefit of all fans.

Known Information

Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, or Windows 7
Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon™ 64 3000+ or higher
RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2 GB for Vista and Win7
Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compatible video card (ATI® Radeon X1000/GeForce® 6 Series or better)
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
Hard Drive: 2 GB space free
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card

SH3 will be released on Steam and be sold on DVD.


-Economic and War Campaigns with approximately 30 missions
-The Wolf is the main Antagonist in a plot continuing from Stronghold 1
-Fog-of-War-like implementation of darkness to prevent omniscient intelligence, which requires the player to use scouts and watch towers
-Economics is simplified
- Walls can be build in a more "round way", so real circular castles are now possible, too.
-Different tax options with a proximity-based appearance of peasant housing and taxable income.
-Popularity system is akin to SH1/SHC
-the establishment of franchise-owned map-hosting services, possibly powered by google.

-Stronghold 3 will use the Trinigy Vision graphics engine, which has been used in Settlers 7
-Stronghold 3 will use the PathEngine (Metro 2033, Just Cause 2 and Venetica) for the AI
-Stronghold 3 will use Havok (Halo 2&3, Fallout 3, FEAR, Far Cry 2, World in Conflict, etc.) for the physics.

We'll keep you posted on future developments!

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Lord Dredde
Archer
posted 05-27-10 11:54 EST (US)     1 / 39       
I am really looking forward to this-Please don't dissapoint us .

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Tortan
Archer
posted 06-03-10 22:34 EST (US)     2 / 39       
Is there going to be a Stronghold 4? And also is there a way to get this free if you have the deluxe edition pack? I payed a lot for that. So Far worth it.
PCDania
Archer
(id: PCD)
posted 06-04-10 10:22 EST (US)     3 / 39       
Ehhh, Stronghold 4? I suppose you are joking

Firefly is currently working on making Stronghold 3 with expected release date in Spring 2011.

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dragoonofdeath
Archer
posted 06-04-10 12:18 EST (US)     4 / 39       
so many expected releases, so little money.

Anyhow, I highly doubt this game will "Dissipoint" if it still follows the RTS style.

Fisto reporting for duty, please assume the position.
Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 07-28-10 22:59 EST (US)     5 / 39       
Updated OP with a summary of PCGZine and links.

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abe10tiger
Archer
posted 10-27-10 01:46 EST (US)     6 / 39       
WOW!! Can't wait for the game to be released! Hope that it won't disappoint us.

*sigh* I'm in love...
Doomsword
Earl
posted 01-21-11 09:32 EST (US)     7 / 39       
New info on walls posted on the Facebook page!

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Doomsword
Earl
posted 02-04-11 21:26 EST (US)     8 / 39       
Interview with Simon Bradbury on GameStar.

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dragoonofdeath
Archer
posted 02-21-11 14:04 EST (US)     9 / 39       
forgot about this site >.>


NEW INFO, ZOMG! *Gorges*

Edit: hehehehee, I dunno which to be more exited for, This or Tes5.

Fisto reporting for duty, please assume the position.

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Doomsword
Earl
posted 03-18-11 19:14 EST (US)     10 / 39       
New images on the SH3 Facebook page shows a castle in the rain and a daylight scene of buildings and villagers.

Also, they have launched a SH3 on Steam page which lists the minimum system requirements as follow:

OS: Windows® XP (with Service Pack 3) or Windows Vista® (with Service Pack 2) or Windows® 7
Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ 64 3000+ or higher
Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2 GB for Vista and Win7
Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compatible video card (ATI® Radeon X1000/GeForce® 6 Series or better)
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
Hard Drive: 2 GB space free
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card


In addition they have now said SH3 is scheduled for release in JUNE 2011

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Lady Arcola
SHH Seraph
posted 03-30-11 19:37 EST (US)     11 / 39       
I do like to browse the Stronghold 3 facebook page and this news was posted on the 23rd.

Stronghold 3 has been pushed back to later this summer. We’re sorry that game isn’t coming as quickly as some of you had hoped. However, the good news is that we’re using this time to add the polish that will make this the best Stronghold ever. We want to make sure we make the game you want and deserve, and we’re sure you won’t be disappointed with the finished product.


Hope all goes well, we are anxiously awaiting this new game. Best of Luck with it Firefly!

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Merepatra
HG Alumnus
posted 04-06-11 03:05 EST (US)     12 / 39       
Stronghold 3 Q&A on Gamespot

Also there were 3 more new screenshots of SH3 put up on the SH3 Facebook page yesterday.

[This message has been edited by Merepatra (edited 04-06-2011 @ 03:05 AM).]

Doomsword
Earl
posted 05-04-11 07:54 EST (US)     13 / 39       
New SH3 interview with Elite Gaming Republic.

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Doomsword
Earl
posted 05-06-11 07:08 EST (US)     14 / 39       
Pre-order your copy of Stronghold 3 at Gamestop!

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asgaroth
Archer
posted 05-17-11 20:27 EST (US)     15 / 39       
I found this just to inform if somebody hasn't read that yet...




PC strategy sequel Stronghold 3 has been pushed back until the Summer, publisher Southpeak Interactive has announced.

It had been scheduled to land in the Spring but developer Firefly apparently needs more time to polish the game and add a few new features.

"We want to make sure fans get the game they want and deserve," explained designer Simon Bradbury.

"Although some may be disappointed the game isn't coming out as soon as they expected, we're sure they won't be disappointed with the new elements we're adding to the franchise, to make this the best Stronghold yet."
Lady Arcola
SHH Seraph
posted 05-22-11 21:57 EST (US)     16 / 39       
Thank you asgaroth.

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Doomsword
Earl
posted 05-25-11 07:28 EST (US)     17 / 39       
Stronghold Knights have been given two exclusive screenshots of SH3. In an overhead view of a castle, you can clearly see a set of SH1 style stairs leading up to the top of the wall.

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Doomsword
Earl
posted 05-25-11 07:42 EST (US)     18 / 39       
... and lets not forget our own A Stronghold 3 Interview with Simon Bradbury.

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Doomsword
Earl
posted 05-26-11 22:02 EST (US)     19 / 39       
Facebook update: SH3 Art and Performance

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Queen Jenny the Mediocre
Archer
(id: neo222)
posted 05-27-11 14:31 EST (US)     20 / 39       
Simplified economy doesn't sound good. After all, the economy in the first two was hardly complex....

I could move to a small town, and become a waitress...
asgaroth
Archer
posted 05-27-11 15:42 EST (US)     21 / 39       
growing trees, AI in multiplayer and more dis-mountable horse troops,for Stronghold Crusader 2?...I just hope they do make it...
SwordandBoard
Archer
posted 06-02-11 10:37 EST (US)     22 / 39       
Twitter feed @Askthewolf was launched! Everyone go follow! The Wolf subtley announced that Stronghold 3 will be released in SEPTEMBER.

http://www.twitter.com/askthewolf
asgaroth
Archer
posted 06-27-11 17:49 EST (US)     23 / 39       
Here are some news...

1.At the moment, Stronghold 3 is approaching beta, with a release slated for September/October. There won't be a demo before release, although the studio have said something might be sorted out post-launch. As we've mentioned previously, tools will also be made available to create maps and upload them to a central service, probably via Steam.

2.Multiplayer has three main modes - Deathmatch (With up to 8 players), King of the Hill, which uses a single 'Estate' that you need to fight for control over, and Capture the Flags, which has several estates that you fight for control over. Estates in the single-player campaign represent small neutral dwellings that are often a low-level threat, but can bring good bonuses if defeated.


3.in terms of units though, Firefly have actually confirmed at least two new ones - the Ranger and Sappers. The Ranger is tougher archer unit, able to hold its own in the melee fight, and the sappers will help with sieges, naturally.


4.Here is a little video you can watch with Wolf speaking at the end....

http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/stronghold3/movie/39130.html

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Lord_OSirideain
Archer
posted 06-29-11 09:19 EST (US)     24 / 39       
amazon uk has sh3 on pre-order for £29.99gbp and they state a release date of september 30th 2011

i dont know if thats official or a preliminary date but thats what it says

tresspassers will be shot......
survivors will be shot again!
Merepatra
HG Alumnus
posted 06-30-11 19:38 EST (US)     25 / 39       
New SH3 Preview up on Gamespot

That Amazon release date is just an estimate, there is no official release date for SH3 announced yet.
Lord_OSirideain
Archer
posted 07-01-11 05:05 EST (US)     26 / 39       
shame, i would really love to know when its released, as i'm sure everyone here would agree

tresspassers will be shot......
survivors will be shot again!
asgaroth
Archer
posted 07-16-11 06:47 EST (US)     27 / 39       
I found some new video of SH3 if anybody wants to watch.It is similar to some others...It doesn't say much about the release date though...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzz3dMa-JtQ&feature=related
Fayez2010
Archer
posted 07-26-11 12:48 EST (US)     28 / 39       
No worry when it would release Stronghold 3, but I hope that It wouldn't be much complex like that of Stronghold 2.. I've all releases of Stronghold, from 1 to legends, from 2 to extreme and deluxe and the game is dislike is 2.
Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 07-27-11 11:23 EST (US)     29 / 39       
Stronghold 3 is now available on Steam for pre-purchase. It reveals a "Q3 Release Date" and displays the Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows® XP (with Service Pack 3) or Windows Vista® (with Service Pack 2) or Windows® 7
Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ 64 3000+ or higher
Memory: 1 GB for XP / 2 GB for Vista and Win7
Graphics: 128 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compatible video card (ATI® Radeon X1000/GeForce® 6 Series or better)
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
Hard Drive: 2 GB space free
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card

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PAlAT
Archer
posted 07-27-11 11:57 EST (US)     30 / 39       
Q3... so Quarter 3? Sometime in September/October?

Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 07-27-11 18:43 EST (US)     31 / 39       
Yes, I suppose sometime before the end of the year.

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Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 07-28-11 10:29 EST (US)     32 / 39       
Unofficially, it will be released September 27th.

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Merepatra
HG Alumnus
posted 08-03-11 21:17 EST (US)     33 / 39       
There is no release date set yet.

Newly released is a Developer Diary at Strategy Informer http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/stronghold3/movie/39282.html Simon talks about the development of the game, future diaries will follow.
alpha Beta
Archer
posted 09-11-11 09:07 EST (US)     34 / 39       
There's a new German video out here. While there's plenty of positive in the video, I'm a bit worried about unit spacing and/or detection. The video starts with the lord being moved to another location and having a while square appear when the ground was clicking. I was encouraged by this until I saw a small battle later with a glob of units attacking another glob of units. Eeek.

There's also a Russian interview here. While there's encouraging news here, the huge let-down for me was the apparent lack of skirmish game mode. Scripted campaigns are fine, but the real replay value of a game like this is skirmish after you've completed the 50 hours of gameplay this interview talks about.
Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 09-11-11 23:37 EST (US)     35 / 39       
Thanks Alpha Beta!

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EagleKingNS
Archer
posted 09-12-11 13:12 EST (US)     36 / 39       
Hi, friends, I have one question... I am wondering: am I going to be able to play Stronghold 3 on my PC.

I have excellent RAM and graphics... I mean, they will surely be enough good for SH3, but this is my processor:
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E3400 @ 2.60 GHz 2.60 GHz
It should be dual core, but please check it, just to be sure, I am not an expert.


This is what I have read from properties, after right clicking at my computer icon. I am confused cause of this dual core stuff, and I don't understand what this dual core means in fact: something like 2 processors in one? And these GHz's... - would that be something like, I have two processors 2.6, what would be it's single core equivalent? Would it be at least 3GHz, or is it something like that? Or it is still 2.6 GHz, but it my processor is somewhat faster in multitasking..?

Maybe this is not the right place, but I hope here is someone who can help me. I want to know, am I going to be able to play SH3 on this PC... I have googled a little, but all that means nothing to me, I an epic noob in these stuff.

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Lord_OSirideain
Archer
posted 09-13-11 10:53 EST (US)     37 / 39       
hi there EagleKingNS

your processor is a dual core
it should be comfortably capable of running sh3

min requirement; dual core cpu 2.0 GHz or better

yours; intel celeron dual core cpu 2.6GHz

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EagleKingNS
Archer
posted 09-13-11 13:07 EST (US)     38 / 39       
Oh, that sounds really nice. Thanks!

~SW~ EaglePrince
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Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 10-03-11 16:15 EST (US)     39 / 39       
In case you missed it, Firefly Studios has pushed back the release date of Stronghold 3 to October 25th, and have released a screenshot showing off fire effects in the map editor and playing around with the trebuchet physics (not actual, just playing with variables)

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